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New comet pictures – UPDATED

By johnboy 1 February 2007 31

[First filed: January 23, 2007 @ 23:25
Next filed: January 28, 2007 @ 23:15]

Whoops, my junk filter was being overzealous so I missed a pile, apologies to those who sent them in. So as a farewell the Comet McNaught here are those pictures.

This one is by James:

Burninator had an intriguing close-up:

and Red had a, well, a red one:

(older pictures follow)

Jr has two more!

And the other from Jr:

Some more pictures taken 23-JAN-07 from Higgins by John Kovacs from Candlelight Pictures.

[Last filed: January 22, 2007 @ 13:14]

Marty has sent in a picture of the comet from last night, much more impressive than last week!

Keep sending them in to (max 550 pixels to a side please)

And here’s Deano’s excellent efforts:

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Manny 11:08 am 02 Feb 07

How long is the comet in the skies, visible for?

Snoopy 2:22 am 02 Feb 07

Nice pics! Canberra looks good with a halo. Or maybe I’ve just been away too long.

sb14 2:02 pm 01 Feb 07

Sensational photo James

terubo 1:34 pm 01 Feb 07

A compendium of comets. Great pics all round. James gets my prize.

Woody Mann-Caruso 1:25 pm 01 Feb 07

Is that red one sideways, Miss Jane?

jr 9:08 am 29 Jan 07


Wallaroo Road, Hall – f/3.5, 30.0s, 0ev, ISO800, 10mm

Mt. Ainslie, Canberra – f/5.6, 30.0s, 0ev, ISO400, 10mm

I’ll be using my remote to try some long exposure bulb photography next time I do night shots. I was next to a gent on Mt. Ainslie that was taking 360.0s exposures at f/8.0 onto Fuji Provia (Slides) at ISO100 – he claims he generally has good results from that too.

Woody Mann-Caruso 8:56 am 29 Jan 07

Can I ask how long those exposures were jr? After some fiddling with my camera, I’ve unlocked a previously hidden “long shutter” mode that’ll let me go to a whopping (not) 15 seconds.

jr 11:41 pm 28 Jan 07


If you were up there with your dog I might have spoken to you tonight…

You are right about the light coming off the city – but it makes a far more interesting shot.

suzie 10:14 pm 28 Jan 07

i can see it out there from the back porch right now. i earlier spent an hour waiting on mount ainslie for the sun to go down… soooo cold! the only advantage of going up ainslie was that the photographers told us what we were looking for. if you’re on any hill the light from canberra makes it harder to see

Snarky 10:57 am 24 Jan 07

JB – is it possible to get a preview for posts?

Snarky 10:56 am 24 Jan 07

Whups, that link should be Astronomical Society of South Australia, sorry.

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